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Old 16th Dec 2008, 09:06
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In my large UK-based airline both Cabin Crew and Flight Crew are grounded as soon as they inform the company that they're pregnant.

Some Cabin Crew who live near to our headquarters are given office work but apparently there are too many pregnant crew to give them all work so most stay at home on basic pay during their pregnancies. They're not fired.

Our Flight Crew are given office jobs and basic pay. It seems to be a lottery as to which jobs/projects they're given but the company tries to keep it loosely related to Flight Ops. If they live too far away for a daily commute they're given a laptop and work from home.

Both Cabin Crew and Flight Crew in my company get 90% of their pay for 6 weeks from the day they start their maternity leave. Then it's onto the UK's statutory maternity pay (117 per week) for up to a year, giving 8 weeks notice to the airline about when they want to return to work.
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Old 23rd Dec 2008, 10:39
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I found this site and couldn't believe it! Home - Aerotoxic Association - Support for Aerotoxic Syndrome Sufferers
Its all about Aerotoxic Syndrome which is a long term result of air coming through the air bleed valves and becoming contaminated which results in both pax and crew breathing in this horrible air.
Check out the ingredients of the Mobil Lubricant!

This may well be the cause of crew struggling to become pregnant. Forget radiation!
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Old 23rd Dec 2008, 20:04
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This may well be the cause of crew struggling to become pregnant. Forget radiation!
The evidence for this statement being?... That there's some nasty stuff around?
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Old 16th Feb 2011, 21:40
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I'm hoping for round 2 before too long . So I'm wondering if anything in the airline industry regarding maternity has changed over the past couple of years? Any updates anyone?
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Old 17th Feb 2011, 09:19
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This has all been very informative in a slightly scary way....
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